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and former addicts, and the u.s. senate, including comments from president obama and presidential candidate ted cruz. is certainly it not going to be washington, d.c., that steps in and solve these. be friends and family, churches, charities, loved ones, treatment centers, people working to help those who are struggling to overcome their addiction. pres. obama: i have made this a priority for my administration. in 2010 we released our first national drug control strategy. we follow that up in 2011 with a prescription drug abuse prevention plan. we are implement in those plans and partnering -- implementing those plans and partnering with
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communities. 6:00, with an apparent impasse between democrats, the white house, and republicans over the next supreme court justice, we look at what leaders have said in the past over the nominating and confirmation of individuals. >> in my view, the matter how long, how fruitful, how thorough, can alone provide a sufficient basis for determining merits a seat on our supreme court. anthe benefits of barring ideological member from the court is not likely to outweigh the damaged done to the ideological standard. opposition to the nominee from one end of the political spectrum is likely to help generate similar opposition to
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later nominations from the opposite and bank -- opposite end. >> those are some of the programs from this week on c-span. >> tonight on c-span two, his book tv in primetime. on c-span three, we will show you a recent symposium on the life, career, and legacy of abraham lincoln. c-span, then supreme court cases that shaped our history come to life with the c-span series "landmark cases." our 12 part series explores real life drama behind some of the most significant decisions in american history. >> john marshall in marbury
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versus madison said this is different. law, that is fine with the other branches. >> what sets scott versus sanford a part is it is the ultimate anti-presidential case. it is what you don't want to do. >> who should make the decisions about those debates? , theochner versus new york supreme court said that it should make the decision. >> tonight will explore the slaughterhouse cases. >> during campaign 2016, c-span takes you on the road to the white house as we follow the candidates on c-span, c-span c-span.org.
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>> earlier today, hillary clinton held a campaign rally at harlem, new york. introducing mrs. clinton was new york senator charles schumer. this is almost an hour. ♪ >> hillary! hillary! hillary! hillary! hillary! hillary! [applause] senator schumer: good morning, harlem!
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good morning, new york! it is so great to be here and i am so privileged to be able to have the honor of introducing my friend and colleague, hillary clinton -- [applause] who frankly needs no introduction, especially here in harlem. [applause] as new york senator for eight years, the people of harlem know her well. and they know her family. remember when president clinton had the world to choose from to locate his presidential offices, where did he choose? harlem, usa. so, hillary is no stranger here. she is no stranger to the people of new york.
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we know her. we love her and we cannot wait for her to be president. [applause] >> hillary! hillary! senator schumer: let me share something with you. senator is the only job we have that is occupied by two people at the same time. hillary and i served together for eight years as senators from new york. so, i got to know her well.
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when you work with someone not closely, you get to see a person's real soul. what makes them tick. hillary understands in both an intellectual and heartfelt way, the biggest problems affecting our country. the stagnation of wages and income that has middle-class people, families, struggling to make ends meet. keeping down the millions more who are fighting to get into the middle class. she knows that, she lives that. it is deep in her. more than any candidate in this race, hillary has proven time and time again that, not only does she know this, and feel this, she internalizes the concerns and fears and problems of everyday americans, and then effectively moves to action.
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getting something done to help. [applause] she instinctively turns her concern and anger at the plate of the middle class to action. that is what we need. [applause] that is what the people of new york no about hillary clinton. that is what i know about hillary clinton. she delivers. [applause] now, she may not always talk like we brooklynites talk. when she speaks out, she changes minds, she changes hearts, she moved to action and she changes outcomes. [applause] charlie rangel remembers, i remember, when she first came to
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new york as a candidate, she started out with a listening tour and it opened her heart. she took what she learned and moved effectively to create change for her constituents. that is the magic of hillary clinton. translating heartfelt concerns into actions and that's how she delivered for new york state. [applause] a record of a hard-working, effective, tenacious, progressive champion speaks for itself. i remember these things. as first lady, i remember. families who had children caught in a tough circumstance. not eligible for medicaid. the parents cannot afford health
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care. i saw the passion on her face when she heard about these things and talked about these things. what did she do? she translated her passion into action and we got the chip program that has helped millions of american children. i saw her sit down with first responders and union workers who worked on 9/11 when no one else was listening. no one was listening when they said i was feeling sick from the poison that was in the air that they briefed in as they rush to the towers to try and help. they told her stories of lung disease, cancer, their friends were developing after breathing
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those toxic fumes at ground zero. she did not just listen, she made their fight her fight. she became the champion of the 9/11 health insurance act. it would not have happened without hillary clinton and now we provide health care and dignity for those who rushed to the towers. because of this person. [applause] she listened to residents and naturalist who worried about the pollution choking our rivers and oceans. she became a champion of cleaning up long island sound year in, year out. she delivered quietly without fanfare but effectively, resources to protect and clean up the pollution in long island sound. was she a fighter. when george bush in 2005 wanted to privatize social security -- [boos]
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she worked so hard to prevent the senior citizens hard-earned benefits from being risk in the stock market. she knew social security was one of the most successful anti-poverty programs we ever created and fought to shut that down, and she did this on camera and off. let me tell you one story, hillary knew of the devastation in our communities. communities like this one, the wrong people were getting their hands on guns and killing children. she knew the power of the nra and was undaunted, and i was the sponsor of the brady bill. many people, even in the administration, were afraid,
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they called me to a meeting at an office late one night. they said, chuck schumer, you are going to hurt us if you push for this brady law. we should not do it, even though it may be the right thing to do. all the big shots. only two people stood up and said, we have to do this, it is the right thing, one was leon panetta and the other was, the loudest, strongest voice that we had to do the brady bill was hillary rodham clinton. [applause] >> hillary! hillary! hillary! hillary! senator schumer: because of senator clinton, tens of
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thousands of people are walking the streets alive today because of the brady law prevented them from getting guns. she listened, she spoke up, and she changed the lives of millions in her career. we know that hillary delivers. we also know she is not finished delivering yet. [applause] she knows that unions have been the most effective vehicle in american history for raising people into the middle class. she knows the hard right wing wants to get rid of unions. she is fighting to help. she is fighting for an increase in the minimum wage. she is taking on those who are attacking those against family leave. you better believe that if mr. cruz or trump got to pick the
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next court justice they would get rid of unions. they would undo the voting rights act and what allow poisonous money to cascade into our system and ruin it. it is a reminder of the stakes in this election, not just fun and games. this is the future of america. the supreme court hangs in the balance. we have to ensure that hillary as president so we have a good, strong supreme court. [applause] we cannot have the vision of the other party. >> madam president! madam president! matter president!
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senator schumer: i want to conclude by comparing those of us in new york and hillary to the other side. the other side is peddling a divisive, nasty strategy. real americans are being hurt by other americans, the others. people from other religions, shores, colors, creeds, income levels. they think that by dividing america, pitting one against the other, their party will conquer. hillary knows that america is the only america when we celebrate our diversity rather
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than censure it. -- that is when we are americans. it is not only deep in her bones, it is new york. [applause] new york is a microcosm of people from all over. every country, every creed, every walk of life. you do not have to leave harlem to see it. we see it everywhere, in every corner of new york. hillary knows you can walk from one side of 125th street to the other and meet people from every continent on the face of this earth. you can start your day with chicken from sylvia's and finish it with autos out of san juan -- waffles and chicken fro m finish it and o out ofoz con poll
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and eat a bagel with shmeer for lunch. hillary knows that america is at its best when we all walked together. that we are stronger precisely because of our diversity, not weaker. she is infused with this bedrock new york value, an american value. e pluribus unum. out of many, one. one new york, one america. what hillary clinton in the white house, every american, black, white, latino, asian, christian, jew, muslim, immigrant, nativeborn, every american will have a progressive champion in the oval office listening to them and fighting for them and delivering for them. [applause] >> hillary! hillary! hillary!
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senator schumer: she did it as new york senator and she will and can do it again as the next president of the united states of america. i give you hillary rodham clinton. [applause] >> hillary! hillary! hillary! ms. clinton: wow! thank you. my goodness. i tell you what, it is a thrill to be live at the apollo with all of you. [applause] it is wonderful to be back home in new york. it is extraordinary to stand here and look out at this crowd, please be seated. you can jump up again from time to time. [applause] i am sitting here -- standing
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here looking out and seeing so many friends. so many people i have worked with, i have had the privilege of knowing. it is a special treat to have my former colleague and partner, someone who i hope and expect will not only be the leader of the democrats in the senate but, if we do our part, he will be the majority leader of the senate. [applause] i am so grateful to chuck, we had eight years working
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side-by-side, dealing with problems and opportunities. that experience was one of the great honors of my life. i want to acknowledge longtime friend, the person i give credit to for starting main on this journey -- starting the on this journey. that is congressman charlie rangel. i see the manhattan borough president, gale brewer. and to all the other elected official, friends, supporters, i love coming to harlem. this community has made me and my family feel like a part of your family. i am so grateful for your support and friendship.
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with your help we are going to win the primary here on april 19. [applause] and then we are going to win the democratic nomination and the election in november. [applause] let me give you a short summary of where we are. i have competed across our country. i am honored to have received nearly 9 million votes. [applause] that is more than a million more than donald trump has received. and 2.5 million more than senator sanders. we are on the right track. [applause] but, i do not have to tell you, this is a wild election year. i am not taking anything or anyone for granted. we will work for every vote and every part of this state just like i did when i ran for the senate. because new yorkers took a chance for me and i will never forget that.
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you have always had my back. i have always tried to have yours. when i think back to the eight eventful years that i serve you, there were some hard times. but we pulled together. none of us who lived through 9/11 and its aftermath will never forget the lives lost. lower manhattan in ruins. toxic dust and debris raining down. and the many examples of heroism we saw, the firefighters and police officers who risked their lives to help save others. the construction workers and emergency personnel and volunteers who spent long hours
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on the smoldering piles searching for survivors and months more clearing the site. all of the new yorkers who lined up to donate blood, who reached out to families in a million quiet, decent ways. they projected a sense of strength and unity that comforted the whole country. as the dust settled, new yorkers rolled up our sleeves and we got to work. like former fire commissioner nick scoppetta, who we lost last week, a great leader. a champion for his firefighters, for children, and for the city.
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new york wanted to rebuild so chuck and i fought for the federal funding to get it done, and we can see the results. lower manhattan has risen higher and more magnificently. when first responders and others started suffering adverse health effects from 9/11, a lot of people in washington did not want to pay attention. i kept raising the alarm. i held a hearing that try to get the attention of the epa and the bush administration.
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they just brushed us off, acting as though it wasn't anything out of the ordinary. then i got to work without congressional delegation. to get our first responders and others the health care that they needed. it was really important to me and i am so grateful that these the drug a act is now ensuring that people who did so much for us are going to be taken care of their entire lives. [applause] but while all of this was going on, republicans, led by george bush, started squandering the surplus they had inherited from my husband's to terms on massive tax cuts for the wealthy. they set a reckless fiscal and regulatory course that eventually tanked our entire economy. trickle-down economics made life harder for working people here in our states. [applause] so, we had to get creative, didn't we? we worked with small businesses to help them use technology to reach customers. to attract high-tech research projects to create more good
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paying jobs. i connected chefs and restaurant owners to farmers and winemakers in the hudson valley and finger lakes. we were looking for anything that would create more jobs, more markets and more opportunities.
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more support for teachers and schools so that all of our kids could get a good education, no matter where they live. [applause] children in every borough of the city deserve the same chance to succeed as children in westchester, or on long island, or anywhere else in america. [applause] because for me it's really simple, when we invest in our children's education we invest in our country's future and in a stronger economy for all of us. you know, one of the things i love about new york is that new yorkers have always believed that if you work hard and you do your part you should be able to get ahead and stay ahead. that is how i saw my job is your senator. my job was to help make that possible for as many people as i could. boy, did i learn a lot serving the people of this state. now, i am once again asking for your confidence in your vote. -- and your vote. [cheers and applause] [chanting hillary] you know -- [chanting hillary continues] you know, i think -- i think the easiest way to
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describe what my campaign is about, it's about breaking down the barriers that are holding people back from sharing in the promise of america. here is what i believe. anyone running for president this year faces three big tests. first, can you deliver results that improve the lives of people? [applause] second, can you keep us safe? [applause] third, can you bring our country together again? [cheers and applause] every candidate should be judged by these tests. making it a real difference for people and families comes first.
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americans everywhere are hungry for solutions. we can create more good jobs with rising incomes by investing in manufacturing and small business. infrastructure and clean energy. enough clean energy to power every home in america in 10 years. we will make companies that shift jobs overseas give back the tax breaks they got here at home. [cheers and applause] if they try to move their headquarters to a foreign country to skip out on that tax tells, we will slap a new exit tax on them. then we will put that money to work in the communities and the people that were left behind. we can break down the barriers holding back the people in this economy.
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isn't it time for quality affordable childcare, early childhood education, and paid family leave? isn't it time for raising the minimum wage nationwide? [applause] and isn't it time finally to guarantee equal pay for the women who work? [cheers and applause] [chanting] you see, i think we are lucky in new york. because these are goals that the governor and the mayor are fighting for and achieving here. i will fight for them as
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president. you know, republicans always say when i talk like this that i'm playing the gender card. my response is pretty simple. if fighting for equal pay and paid leave is playing the gender card, then deal me in. [chanting " deal me in"] you know, i also think we can break down the barriers holding back on young people. especially the burden of student debt that makes it so hard for them. [applause] under my plan, you won't have to borrow a dime for tuition at any
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public college or university. you will be able to refinance the debt that you already have, just like a mortgage or a car loan. i've been told of this has listed millions people thousands of dollars. we can break down the root -- the barriers of systemic racism. we can invest in communities of color, reform our broken criminal justice system, replace the school to prison pipeline with a cradle to college pipeline. [cheers and applause] we can reject discrimination against lg bt people, like the shameful law passed in north carolina. [cheers and applause] we can defend our rights, our civil rights and voting rights, workers rights and women's rights, gay rights, rights for people with disabilities. we are not going to let the republicans turn us back and rip
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away the progress we've made. that starts by standing with president obama and demanding that republican senators do their job and vote for a nominee on the supreme court. [chanting "do your job"] so, i believe -- i believe we can break down all these barriers and more if we stand together. if we work together. for me it's all about getting results.
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you know, when i joined with parents, doctors, and community leaders to take on the epidemic of children's asthma right here in harlem, it wasn't about making a point. it was about making a difference. as your senator and in every job i've ever held i have worked my heart out to even the odds that have often been stacked against too many people. some folks may have the luxury to hold out for the perfect, but a lot of americans are hurting right now. they need the good and they need it today. you know, when you get knocked down like you do in life and in politics, you have to get back up and keep on working to make people's lives better. when the insurance industry blocked the push for universal health care for every american, as chuck said, i partnered with americans and democrats to create the children's health insurance programs. that helped a lot of kids and
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families here in new york and 8 million children across america. so, when any candidate comes before you, that candidate owes it to you to be clear about how we are actually going to deliver. my opponent and i share many of the same goals. but some of his ideas for how to get there won't pass. others just won't work. that means that people won't get the health that -- the help that they need in deserve. that is what it is supposed to be about. my opponent says we are not thinking big enough. well, this is new york. nobody dreams bigger than we do. [cheers and applause] but this -- but this is a city that likes to get things done. that is what we want from our poor -- from our president, too.
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a president that will help to break down the barriers holding down americans. not just some. i take a backseat to no one when it comes to taking on income inequality. i know how important it is to close that gap. to rebuild the middle class. but i will tell you this. it's also important to take on racial inequality and discrimination in all of its forms. [applause] [chanting "hillary"] and it's important to stand up to the gun lobby and fight for common sense gun safety reform. [cheers and applause]
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you know, i remember -- i remember that meeting. i remember the meeting that chuck was talking about. people were getting cold feet. folks talk about all the powerful lobbies in washington. look, there are a bunch of them. nothing, no one is more powerful than the gun lobby. i understood why some members of congress were saying -- my gosh, we can't do this. some folks in the white house and the administration were getting nervous. i thought then and i believe now, whatever we can do to save lives, we must do. i remember how hard it was to get the brady bill passed. my opponent voted against five times, as i recall. he has sided with the nra on the important votes of the last 20 years. this isn't a single issue country. we need a president who can do all arts of the job. because the second test is keeping us safe. at a time when terrorists are plotting new attacks and countries like russia, china, and iran are making moves to
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protect american net -- making those, protecting american national security cannot be an afterthought. our next president has to be just as passionate. i will do both. when you vote on april 19 in new york, you are voting for a president and a commander-in-chief. [chanting "i'm with her"] let's face it, let's face it, on the republican side what we are hearing is truly scary. when donald trump talks casually about using torture and allowing more countries to get nuclear weapons, or when ted cruz calls
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for treating american muslims like criminals and racially profiling predominantly muslim neighborhoods, that doesn't make them sound strong. it makes them sound in over their heads. you know, loose cannons tend to misfire. in a dangerous world that's not a gamble that we can afford. but the test of the republican candidates fails most spectacularly when we get to the third test. because instead of bringing us together, they seemed -- they seem determined to divide us even further.
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their entire campaigns are based on pitting us versus them. one of my personal heroines, my angelina, said -- she has done a lot that is worth remembering, but she said this -- when someone shows you who they are, believe them. [applause] these republican candidates are showing us exactly who they are and what they would do as president. and we should believe them. just listen to donald trump. he plays coy with white supremacists. he says demeaning and degrading things about women. he wants to round up millions of latino immigrants and kick them out of the united states. a nation built by immigrants. he wants to ban all muslims from entering america. a country founded on religious freedom. it cynical, it's wrong, and it
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goes against everything new york and america stand for. [applause] one of the great joys of my time at senator was traveling across this city and state. new york is home to 20 million people. we don't all look the same. we don't all sound the same or worship the same either. but we pull together. when a candidate for president says that we can solve america's problems by building walls, discriminating against people based on their religion and turning against each other -- well, new yorkers know better. >> that's right. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: our diversity is a strength, not a weakness. new york represents the best of america. together, we can face down the worst.
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look around you, you will see a rising generation of young people more diverse, tolerant, and connected than any we have ever seen. [cheers and applause] we should build on that spirit. not squash it. i believe with all my heart that if we reach for love and kindness instead of bluster and bigotry, there's nothing we can do if we put our minds to it. [cheers and applause] let me leave you with one story that says it all. mohammed solman was born in pakistan and moved to america with his parents when he was 13 months old. they were like any other new york family. mom was a middle school teacher. dad owned a store. mohammed grew up, studied biochemistry at queens college.
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got trained as a paramedic and became a cadet with the nypd. he wasn't sure what he wanted to do with his life, but he knew he wanted to help people. he was just 23 when terrorists flew planes into the world trade center. when he heard the news, he didn't hesitate. he grabbed his medical bag and headed straight to the site. like so many others, he died trying to save total strangers. because his body was buried deep under the rubble, neither his family nor the police department knew what had happened to them. for months, he was considered missing. some wondered if this young man with a muslim name and a background in science could have had anything to do with the attacks.
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once his body was found, everyone realized how long they had gotten it. he wasn't a terrorist. he was a hero. new york gave him a hero's funeral with full police honors. because, as his mother said -- [applause] as his mother said, this cadet and paramedic ran towards the burning towers when everyone was running away. mohammed was an immigrant. he was a new yorker. he was an american and he died trying to help others live. it's up to us to make sure that his and so many others sacrifice still counts for something. we do that by standing up against bigotry in all its
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forms. by celebrating heroism wherever we find it and doing our part to serve others and make our communities better and stronger. that is what countless new yorkers do every day in a million quiet ways. so, we are going to stand up for the values that make new york great and make america great. [cheers and applause] don't forget, don't ever forget. this is the greatest country on earth and we are going to fight for it, fight for our future. please join me in this campaign. let's have each other's backs. lift each other up. break down all the barriers holding us back, reaching the full potential that we should realize. thank you all so much. thank you, new york.
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god bless you! [cheers and applause] ♪ >> ♪ i still believe i still believe scream it out tonight this is my fight song take back my life song ♪ ♪ i've still got a lot of fight left in me ♪ ♪ losing friends everybody's worried for me i'm in too deep there's a fire burning in my bones all those things i didn't say
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like a small boat on the ocean sending big waves into motion like how a single word can make a heart open i might only have one match but i can make an explosion this is my fight song take back my life song prove i'm alright song my power's turned on i'll play my fight song and i don't really care if nobody else believes 'cause i've still got a lot of fight left in me ♪ ♪
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2016, c-spanpaign takes you on "the road to the white house," as we follow the candidates on c-span, c-span radio, and c-span.org. >> tonight on c-span2, it is book tv in prime time with a look at books and authors on military and national security issues.
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we will show you a recent symposium on the life, career, and legacy of abraham lincoln. books and history tonight in prime time starting at 8:00 p.m. et on c-span2 and c-span3. c-span, then supreme court cases that shaped our history come to life with the c-span series "landmark cases: historic supreme court decisions." our series explores real-life stories and constitutional dramas behind the most significant decisions in american history. >> john marshall and marbury versus madison said this is different. the constitution is a political document, but it is also a law. we have the courts to tell us what it means and that is binding on the other branches. scott apart was that it was the ultimate anti-presidential case. >> who should make the decisions
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about those debates? theocker versus new york, supreme court said that it should make those decisions. >> tonight we look at the case that limited the -- the newly elected 14 commitment to only those rights explicitly spelled out in the constitution. the slaughterhouse cases. >> c-span's "washington journal," live every day with news and policy issues that impact you. thursday morning, sera were h warbelow and another guest will join us to discuss the freedom loss in the united states and the pushback from lgbt opponents who view the laws as discriminatory. aboutex rogers will talk the process to woo unbound delegates.
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but whether republicans will need to go past a first ballot at the republican nominating invention for the first time in 70 years. be sure to watch "washington journal," beginning live at host: tonight on c-span's issue spotlight, the growing problem of addiction to prescription painkillers and hair when. the drugs are known as opioids, and according to the national institute of health, more than 2 million americans are addicted to them. nih says the number of overdose deaths have quadrupled in the u.s. since 1999. hours, weext three will take a look at the problem and what congress and the executive branch are trying to do about it. we start with a visit president obama made to west virginia last fall. that state has the highest rate of overdose deaths in the nation. office, icame into started studying this issue. of, let's call it

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